by Julia Rackerseder
, Beatrice Demiray
, Prof. Nassir Navab
Dr. Christoph Hennersperger
, Marcus Vollrath
, Beatrice Demiray
, Maren Billmann, Anja Mösch
Master Practical Course Module IN2106
, Module IN2257
, Module IN8021
MedInnovate Graduate Programme - Link to TUMOnline
Programs lab course:
Biomedical Computing (Master), Informatics (Master)
Programs elective course:
Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, School of Management, Industrial Design
See schedule below
The course will be conducted in English.
- Informatics/BMC/Robotics students additionally need to register through the matching system from 08-FEB-2019 - 13-FEB-2019 -> early accepance (before March) possible!
- Preliminary Meeting Monday, 04-FEB-2019, 1600 - 1630
- Application deadline 28-FEB-2019
How to be part of it
Please apply for this lab course by mail in advance. We will select appropriate candidates based on their background, interests, and motivation. The notification of acceptance to the course will be distributed around 15-MAR-2019.
Application deadline is 28-FEB-2019
For application send the following documents to firstname.lastname@example.org
- up to date score sheet
- motivation letter (max 1.5 pages), answering the following questions
- Which learnings from your previous team and project experiences would you contribute and transfer to the program?
- You should have basic knowledge and understanding of medical technology. Describe it shortly. If you have no experience in this field, which knowledge and expertise can you bring to the team to be successful?
- What is your motivation to take part in the MedInnovate program? What is the main goal you want to reach at the end of this semester?
- Industrial design students, additionally please send some suitable working examples.
What is MedInnovate?
Do you want to find out about medical innovation? Do you want to develop a concept that can solve a clinical need? Do you want to find a good idea for a start-up company?
Then you should join MedInnovate, a hands-on seminar where you learn how to successfully identify unmet clinical needs within the clinical routine and work towards possible and realistic solutions to solve those needs. You get to know tools helping you to be a successful innovator in medical technology. This includes all steps from needs finding and selection to defining appropriate solution concepts, including the development of first prototypes. During the course, necessary steps for successful idea and concept creation are presented and fully realized in interdisciplinary project teams. During the project phase, each team is supported by coaches from academia, industry and medicine, in order to allow for direct and continuous exchange.
- Work in interdisciplinary teams.
- Spend a minimum of three full days in full clinical immersion, identifying unmet needs.
- Get training by UnternehmerTUM tutors about coordinated brain storming, needs identification, needs selection and concept generation.
- Build your first prototype, with support from UnternehmerTUM MakerSpace.
For more details about the course and our project MedInnovate please visit the project webpage: http://campar.in.tum.de/Chair/ProjectMedInnovate
Who should participate?
We accept and encourage students of all disciplines to join for this lab course. Focusing on medical technology and applications to the clinical routine, we anticipate a broad field of studies as main audience, including:
- Computer scientists
- Engineers of any kind
- Biologists, chemists, physicists
- Business administration and economics students
- Industrial Designers
Students should have basic knowledge and understanding of medical technology, with an interest in innovation within the field. Due to the interdisciplinarity of project teams, skills within the respective area of specialty will be required throughout the progress of the lab course.
We encourage students to work pro-actively with exchange within, but also across the borders of the teams.
- Active participation and presence in all workshops and meetings
- Submission of all assignments in time
- Presentation of intermediate and final concept work.
Collaborating Medical Departments
| Period || Working Phase |
| 23-APR -- 26-APR || MedInnovate tools at hand (workshops) |
| 26-APR -- 14-MAY || Clinical immersion - observation in practice and daily routine |
| 08-MAY -- 28-MAY || Needs evaluation and filtering ideation |
| 23-MAY -- 12-JUN || Conception and ideation |
| 05-JUN -- 25-JUN || Prototyping and validation |
| 26-JUN -- 15-JUL || Deep dive research, validation and market |
| TBA || MedInnovate Summer Symposium |
| Date || Topic || Conducted by || Location || Materials |
| Monday, 04-FEB-2019, 1600 - 1630 || Preliminary meeting ("Vorbesprechung") || Course Tutors || 03.13.010 || Slides |
Literature and Resources